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Subject: Look at the bigger picture
Unlike the reviewer below me I thought this was an excellent piece that informed me off a subject I knew nothing about (thats what I love about this site in general). So freakin what if a dynamic microphone requires an external power supply or none at all (if you got caught up in that nit picking minor detail then you are obviously a conceited egomaniac who missed the larger more important overall message of this instructional film). For someone like me who isnt a "Professional Audio Engineer" I thought this was a great little video (even if some of the video effects where kinda cheesy) about how to start up my own podcast if I so choose to.
The Angry Statesman -
This is not Podcasting 101. This is Audio Recording 101. (BTW, a dynamic microphone does not "have it's own power supply". It requires no power.)
The most difficult/important part of podcasting is the RSS feed which is mentioned here in a brief sentence.
"Podcasting 101" is a poorly edited and uninformative affair - a complete waste of time.
Subject: how about more?
It'd be nice to have this type of overview on podcasting in other languages. Podcasting as an alternative news source is kind of goofy in the US, but it would be an incredible and easy tool in the 3rd world, providing instant social communication. How to utilize cell phones for input and distribution is another potential. I hope this team makes a wider spectrum of videos on the multi-dimensional basics of Podcasting. Good work, and food for thought. I found this video very de-mystifying and it has encouraged me to look at Pocasting from a different perspective; sounds complicated, but anyone can do it.
Matt LeClair -
Subject: More, Please!
My initial response was to give this a low rating because it is incomplete, but then I realized that would be unfair. What is here is really good, it just needs a prequel and a sequel! The presentation is clear and articulate. Having the camera showing live humans talking along with the screenshots gives it a much more interesting and professional feel than the endless voice-over-video of the computer screen tedium of most computer instruction videos. What we need now, though, is to back up a bit. Go more in-depth about what podcasting is for all of us who have heard the term but have never actually done anything with a podcast. Give a little background of the origins, how to find podcasts and utilities etc. At the end of podcasting 101, I got really frustrated because the information I'd been waiting for was summed up in one sentence that was something like, "and then you put it in a wrapper and upload it to the server." I know how to create an audio file on my computer, but it is this wrapper/server thing that has me stymied! How do I wrap it? Does it need to be a special server or can I use the same one I host my website on? How do I get the word out that my podcast exists? Please, do more and tell us how! In fact, I hope you do a whole lot more videos on a variety of subjects. It'd help fill that niche left when The ScreenSavers switched from real people providing useful information to generic sexy young hipsters talking about video games.
Jeeper One -
Subject: It's great BUT....
Needs to be put in more common formats. MP4 video is HARDLY a common format. Finding PLAYERS for MP4 video is difficult enough. Encoding MP4 video into other more practical streaming formats such as NSV or even Windows Media is IMPOSSIBLE.
Subject: Great intro to Podcasting
Well produced, easy to watch & to the point. I recommend this video to anyone who asks "what is podcasting".
Now, for a how-to on desktop video production, how about "The making of Podcasting 101"? :)
Subject: So that's what it is.
I wondered what the heck this podcasting thing was.
tracey pooh -
Subject: cool high level intro
sounds pretty neat!
hopefully we'll start making podcasting of our
audio hera at the Archive to augment our normal
RSS feed. I'll need more propellor-head details,
Tracey, IA webmaster
great production, looks like it was fun to make.
DJ Bad Influence -
Subject: Good use of the medium
I think it was great to see such a topic as a documentary, let alone on the Internet Archive.
Podcasting, I think will revolutionize the way content is delivered - choice and this documentary demonstrates this.
Maybe I'll use it on my public access TV show - seems like another good place to go commercial free!
Subject: I feel enlightened
Very informative, and I like how the editing helped move the piece along. The sunglasses were a good touch to add some humor to the piece, although I didn't really get it.
I think that this will appeal to the casual computer user and show them how easy it is to podcast. Thanks to the authors for making the effort.